Make your offerings with what you find in your hands.
If you have nothing,
Make your offering with words.
– Cairo Stele 20003
I would add (WARNING! UNDOCUMENTED PERSONAL GNOSIS! WARNING!):
If you can’t speak Egyptian, and none of us can, write.
If you can’t do hieroglyphs, use hieratic.
If you can’t use hieratic, use demotic.
If you can’t use demotic, use Greek.
If you can’t use Greek, use English, or whatever you speak.
If you can’t find the right words, hum or play a tune.
If your voice is bad and you can’t play an instrument, put on a CD.
If you can’t find the right CD, or the electricity is off, dust your statue, and let your breath and your hands warm it.
If you have no statue, draw the crown of the god or goddess, and be good to that.
If you are too sick to get out of bed, smile, wave or wink.
Whatever you can do, do. Never let anybody tell you it doesn’t count.
This is the meaning of making your offering with whatever you find in your hands.
(YOU WERE WARNED! UNDOCUMENTED PERSONAL GNOSIS! YOU WERE WARNED!)